What Happened on November 7th

Historical Events

  • 1492 The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
  • 1872 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later.
  • 1917 [OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the Provisional Government
  • 1931 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong
  • 2000 Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
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Did You Know?

Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.

On November 7, 2000

Famous Weddings

  • 1597 Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal
  • 1951 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)
  • 1957 Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva
  • 1984 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires
  • 2006 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico

Famous Divorces

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